"White Mahog. Toilet Table (Painted Decoration)"

Description

Design drawing titled "White Mahog. Toilet Table (Painted Decoration)" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of dressing table and attached mirror is shown; top plan of table is also shown. Neoclassical-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form with two slightly bowed side sections in front; narrow splashboard with concave corner ends; overhanging top; two shallow drawers with bail handles on either side of shallow center drawer; painted bellflower and ribbon garland and swag on center drawer; stiles painted with interlaced oval motif; tapered square legs with painted bellflowers; and tapered cylindrical feet. Rectangular mirror frame has concave corners at top; molderd rim; two tapered columnar supporting arms with pineapple finials and stepped bases. Title, design notes, "Made for D. C. Blair Esq. 29850" and "11348" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
tables (support furniture)
mirrors
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 1/4 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.010.004

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item